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    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (MDT)
    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 6

    An ADRIA Event

    This three-session role-play practice package is for those that wish to practice their mediation skills in role-play.

    Participants will be placed in groups of three or four and assigned role-plays in which they will be either the mediator, one of the parties or in the case of groups of four, an observer.

    The schedule for the three-sessions will be assigned in advance and emailed to the participants. For each group there will be two role-plays per session and over the course of the three sessions, each participant will have the opportunity to mediate at least twice. (Exact number will vary depending on the number of participants that register and some role-plays may be co-mediations.)

    Each group will have a coach that will provide feedback on skill integration. The coaches will not be doing skill drills, or completing role-play evaluation forms.

    The focus on these sessions is role-play practice with verbal feedback from the coaches. Participants are welcome to record their role-play (when they are the mediator).

    *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 


    Location:

    online


    Dates:

    Series J: April 14, April 28,  May 12, 2021

    Alternate Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


    Registration:

    Registration is only open to ADRIA members that have completed mediation training.


    Registration closes two weeks in advance. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.

    Letters of completion:

    Letters of completion will be emailed upon request. Full attendance of all three sessions represents 7 credit hours. Letters of completion and credit hours will only be provided to those that attend all three sessions. 


    Payment:

    Payment is due at time of registration. No cancellations, refunds or series transfers. Refunds will only be issued if the class is cancelled by ADRIA.

    • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MDT)
    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 0

    This course will introduce students to the causes and effects of interpersonal conflict, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of conflict, conflict resolution styles and the cycle of conflict.

    This course is available to ADRIA and ADRIC provincial affiliate members only. Non-ADRIA affiliate members, please email education@adralberta.com to register.

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Online Class (login information will be emailed prior to the first class)

    *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

    Instructor:  Joanne Munro

    Prerequisites: none

    In addition to the group sessions, students will have approximately 3-4 hours of reading and homework per week to prep for the group sessions and role-play. 

    Pre-course – once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, the materials will be sent to you, and you will also be given access to the course web page on adralberta.com. You can read the manual, and begin the course work for the first group session.  

    Week 1:

    Session 1,  Tuesday, April 20, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 2,  Wednesday, April 21, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 2:

    Session 3,  Tuesday, April 27, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 4,  Wednesday, April 28, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 3:

    Session 5,  Tuesday, May 4, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 6,  Wednesday, May 5, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 4:

    Session 7,  Tuesday, May 11, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 8,  Wednesday, May 12, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

    Week 5:

    Session 9,  Tuesday, May 18, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 10, Wednesday, May 19, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

    Week 6:

    Session 11,  Tuesday, May 25, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 12,  Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 am - 11:30 am (evaluated role-plays)


    Course Costs:


    Early Bird Registration (until March 20th): $2100 + GST

    Regular Registration (after March 20th): $2200 + GST



    _________________________________________________________________

    Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

             

    Wellness Workshop II – Full-Day Workshop on Health and Well-being of ADR Practitioners

    This is a full-day workshop focused on the health and well-being
    of dispute resolution practitioners that includes an interactive and practical focus on their mental health and wellness.

    This workshop features a series of tips and real-life strategies on coping with the difficulties and isolation of private practice as a mediator, arbitrator, adjudicator, investigator, facilitator and coach.

    Everyone practicing dispute resolution in some capacity,
    whether experienced, new or aspiring to do so should attend this unique program as it focuses upon aspects of practice that are not taught in training programs or given enough consideration. (Rarely does this topic receive the sole focus this workshop offers.).

    To find out more about the speakers, topics and learning
    objections, view the full flyer at: www.adr-ontario.ca/wellness2021     

    Speakers:

    Marc Bhalla, LL.M. (DR), C.Med, Q.Arb, MCIArb

    Cinnie Noble, C.Med, PCC, LLM (ADR)

    Jessie Gomberg, BA, MA, LLM

    Joan Cass, MSW, RSW, Q.Med

    Mitchell Rose, LLB, C.Med


    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

             

    Winkler Institute/IAM/OsgoodePD

    Annual Conference on Mediation

    Closing the Deal: Effective Strategies for Advocates and Mediators


    Mediation plays a critical role in our justice system. It requires a special skill set and it raises unique challenges both for mediators and counsel representing clients in mediation. Mediators must constantly strive to stay on top of new and developing issues while continuing to hone their skills. Counsel must also keep abreast of developments so that they can achieve the best possible results for their clients.

    Whether you are a mediator or an advocate who appears in mediation settings, this year’s program will take you through effective strategies in order to successfully close the deal.

    The program will culminate in an interactive multi-party dispute case analysis where you will work with expert facilitators in discussing best strategies for navigating through impasse, resolving ethical dilemmas, and closing the deal.

    This intensive program will ensure that:

    • You are up-to-date on the current law and best practices
    • You know the range of strategic and tactical options and can advise clients/parties on the pros and cons of each (both from the mediator’s and counsel’s perspective)
    • The mediation process is respected and the goal in coming to an agreement takes priority even in the face of conflict
    • Counsel and mediators understand their obligations, particularly in the face of the numerous potential ethical dilemmas

    This OsgoodePD program was developed by a faculty of leading Canadian and international experts to provide valuable insights and practical tips for both mediators and counsel.  It is a unique opportunity to have them all in one room.  You will engage with the best and walk away with tools that you can immediately put to use in your practice.

    ProgDate:  May 13, 2021 

          Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Location:  Online - Live, Interactive

         For More Information and Registration


    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online Event
    • 500



    ADRIC/RICS Introductory Webinar / Webinaire d’introduction

    FREE Webinar (offert uniquement en anglais)

    April 28, 2021 - 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern Time

    No charge. Advance registration required by Monday April 26th, 11:59pm ET

    Registered participants will be sent an email with the ZOOM link the day before the webinar. Please be sure to check your Spam folder before contacting us.

    Join us to understand and discuss the following:

    • RICS & Adjudication: History & Lessons Learned
    • What is the ADRIC/RICS Model Framework for Construction Adjudication across Canada?
    • Why is the Model Framework essential for the industry?

    Chaired by Dr John Fletcher, RICS, Global Director of RICS Dispute Resolution Service

    Speakers:

    • Robert Bales, Principal of Adjudicate.ca
    • Martin Burns, RICS Head of ADR Research and Development
    • Barrie Marshall, ADRIC Director (representing ADRIA)
    • Janet McKay, ADRIC, Executive Director


    To register:



    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online Event
    • 364
    Register



    14th WCCAS ARBITRATION CONFERENCE


    TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 

    9:30 am to 1:00 pm  (MT)

    via ZOOM, supported by ADRIA

    The WCCAS is pleased to invite you to attend their upcoming virtual conference.  All WCCAS and ADR Institute members are invited to register for this free conference. WCCAS is an organization that brings together senior arbitrators and counsel with experience in commercial, energy, mining and resources disputes, both domestic and international.  For more information about the WCCAS visit  https://wccas.ca/ 

    The event is structured to be highly interactive, with attendee participation and commentary being invited as part of each presentation.

    The list of speakers for this year's event features experienced panelists from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Brooklyn, NY.

    The conference is complimentary.

    PROGRAM:

    The agenda for this half day event will consist of the following 5 presentations.  Click on the name of the presenter for bio.

    9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

    Legal Update

    Julie Hopkins, FCIArbWestern Arbitration Chambers, Calgary, AB

    Daniel Urbas, FCIArb, Urbas Arbitral, Montreal, QC


    10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

    Whether Unconscionability Principles Answer When Not to Enforce Arbitration Agreements

    Prof. David Percy, QC, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta


    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Enforcing and Challenging Arbitration Awards in Canada

    Robert Deane, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver, BC


    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Costs

    Hon. Neil Wittmann, QCWestern Arbitration Chambers, Clgy, AB

    Gerry Ghikas, QC FCIArbVancouver Arbitration Chambers, Vancouver, BC

    Jack Marshall, QCWestern Arbitration Chambers, Calgary, AB


    12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

    Hot Topics

    Vasilis Pappas, FCIArbBennett Jones LLP, Vancouver, BC

    Stephanie CohenCohen Arbitration, Brooklyn, NY

    Annie LespéranceOmni Bridgeway, Montreal, QC


    Registration

    Register by 4pm Monday, May 3rd, 2021 the day before the event.


    Cost

    There is no cost for this event.  





    • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 15
    Register


    An ADRIA Event


    Agreements to Mediate

    Facilitator: Tammy Borowiecki, C.Med, Q.Arb

    Are you curious how your Agreement to Mediate stacks up to others? Do you wonder what else you could or should include? Join this learner session as Tammy will walk you through some common clauses in Agreements to Mediate.

    Bring your own agreement and share with the group the clauses you believe are essential to your practice. Please note, the focus will be on Agreements to Mediate for non-lawyer mediators.

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

    This session will be ONLINE ONLY 

    Registration closes one day before session

    You will receive an email with login details prior to the session (contact education@adralberta.com to request details no later than 1 day before session if you do not receive this information).

    If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education@adralberta.com).

    Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.


    • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online
             

    NEW ADRIC ONLINE COURSE

    Med-Arb Foundational Workshop

    Med-Arb is becoming an increasingly popular way to resolve disputes. It can be designed to resolve disputes most typically encountered efficiently, effectively and fairly in everyday personal and commercial matters including disputes involving both lower and higher monetary amounts and disputes where relationships are of lesser or greater importance. It can be used in family disputes, commercial disputes, partnership disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, condominium disputes, and many others.

    When designed and conducted appropriately, integrated med-arb can be highly client-centric, fair, effective, and satisfying. On the other hand, if it is inappropriately designed or conducted, it can lead to confusion, frustration, and litigation.

    This med-arb workshop, delivered by Colm Brannigan and Richard Moore, both highly experienced dispute resolution professionals, is an intensive three-day practical immersion in the knowledge and competencies required to run a fair, effective and efficient med-arb process.

    Participants will explore where med-arb fits in to the overall conflict management continuum, how it compares to other dispute resolution processes such as mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and when its use is appropriate.

    Participants will be given a solid theoretical understanding of med-arb and the practical skills and tools to confidently conduct efficient, effective, and fair med-arb hearings.

    Topics covered include: an overview of the med-arb process, the benefits, and challenges of the process, standards of conduct and ethical issues related to the process, the negotiation and drafting of the med-arb agreement, developing a reflective practice, transitioning from mediation to arbitration, how arbitrators make decisions, award writing, and practical professional considerations for the med-arbitrator.

    The workshop will take place in a positive and supportive learning environment using interactive adult teaching methods. All participants will be given opportunities to practice as a med-arbitrator at various stages throughout the med-arb process. Teaching methodologies include short lectures, case studies, demonstrations, small group discussions, interactive exercises, and role plays followed by constructive feedback.

    Whether this is your first foray into the world of Med-Arb or you are well versed in it, you will be able to enhance your practice by taking this unique program which will fulfill the education requirements for the new ADRIC C.Med-Arb designation.

    Who should take this workshop? The workshop will be of interest to practitioners with a wide variety of subject matter expertise including mediators, lawyers, arbitrators, tribunal members and those supporting them, internal conflict management program participants, and anyone wanting to seriously enhance their conflict management and med-arb knowledge and skills.

    Format:  This course will be presented online, through Zoom.

    Required equipment:  The program will be presented through in modules. Attendees need a computer, tablet or phone, an internet connection (wired recommended), a microphone and video camera to be seen or to participate by audio or video.

    Professional Development Accreditation:

    • ADRIC Continuing Education & Engagement (CEE) points:  34
    • Law Society of British Columbia: 10 hours
    • Law Society of New Brunswick: 17 hours
    • Law Society of Saskatchewan: 15.5 hours including 1 Ethics hour
    •  CPD accreditation pending from all Law Societies across Canada

    Dates:

    Day 1:  Tuesday, May 11, 2021     Noon to 6:00 pm ET

    Day 2:  Wednesday, May 12, 2021         Noon to 6:00 pm ET

    Day 3:  Thursday, May 13, 2021              Noon to 5:00 pm ET

    Registration Rates:

    Members: $1200          Non-Members: $1350          applicable taxes extra

    Limited space:  REGISTER NOW!

    Registration deadline: Thursday May 6th at 11:59 pm ET.

    Waiting list:  If registration is full and you would like to be considered for a spot if there is a cancellation, please copy and paste this line to admin@adric.ca

    If there is a cancellation we will send a message to the first person on the waiting list; who will need to respond within 2 hours, in which case we will confirm. If if we do not hear from that person, we will move on to offer it to the next on the waiting list.

    Note:  This course will be presented in English.  We hope to be able to offer this training in French in the new year.  Anyone experienced in Med-Arb and in Adult training and interested to be an instructor, please send a message to admin@adric.ca. We will be in touch in the new year.

     

    Instructors:

    Colm Brannigan, FCIArb, C.Med, C.Arb, Brannigan ADR

     

     

     

    Richard Moore, C.Arb, C.Med, MDR Associates

     

     

     

    CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you must cancel, notice must be received in writing.  All refund requests received up to one week prior to the date of the webinar will receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. Notice must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59pm ET THREE DAYS PRIOR to the date of the webinar to receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee unless we are able to find a replacement for your spot, in which case you will receive a refund less 10% admin fee. We regret there are no refunds available after that point.


    • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MDT)
    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 0

    This course will introduce students to the causes and effects of interpersonal conflict, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of conflict, conflict resolution styles and the cycle of conflict.

    This course is available to ADRIA and ADRIC provincial affiliate members only. Non-ADRIA affiliate members, please email education@adralberta.com to register.

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Online Class (login information will be emailed prior to the first class)

    *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

    Instructor:  Marne Turnbull

    Prerequisites: none

    In addition to the group sessions, students will have approximately 3-4 hours of reading and homework per week to prep for the group sessions and role-play. 

    Pre-course – once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, the materials will be sent to you, and you will also be given access to the course web page on adralberta.com. You can read the manual, and begin the course work for the first group session.  

    Week 1:

    Session 1,  Tuesday, May 25, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 2,  Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 2:

    Session 3,  Tuesday, June 1, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 4,  Wednesday, June 2, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 3:

    Session 5,  Tuesday, June 8, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 6,  Wednesday, June 9, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 4:

    Session 7,  Tuesday, June 15, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 8,  Wednesday, June 16, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

    Week 5:

    Session 9,  Tuesday, June 22, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 10, Wednesday, June 23, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

    Week 6:

    Session 11,  Tuesday, June 29, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 12,  Wednesday, June 30, 8:30 am - 11:30 am (evaluated role-plays)


    Course Costs:


    Early Bird Registration (until April 25th): $2100 + GST

    Regular Registration (after April 25th): $2200 + GST



    _________________________________________________________________

    Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (MDT)
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    An ADRIA Event

    This three-session role-play practice package is for those that wish to practice their mediation skills in role-play.

    Participants will be placed in groups of three or four and assigned role-plays in which they will be either the mediator, one of the parties or in the case of groups of four, an observer.

    The schedule for the three-sessions will be assigned in advance and emailed to the participants. For each group there will be two role-plays per session and over the course of the three sessions, each participant will have the opportunity to mediate at least twice. (Exact number will vary depending on the number of participants that register and some role-plays may be co-mediations.)

    Each group will have a coach that will provide feedback on skill integration. The coaches will not be doing skill drills, or completing role-play evaluation forms.

    The focus on these sessions is role-play practice with verbal feedback from the coaches. Participants are welcome to record their role-play (when they are the mediator).

    *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 


    Location:

    online


    Dates:

    Series K: May 27, June 10, June 24

    Alternate Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


    Registration:

    Registration is only open to ADRIA members that have completed mediation training.


    Registration closes two weeks in advance. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.

    Letters of completion:

    Letters of completion will be emailed upon request. Full attendance of all three sessions represents 7 credit hours. Letters of completion and credit hours will only be provided to those that attend all three sessions. 


    Payment:

    Payment is due at time of registration. No cancellations, refunds or series transfers. Refunds will only be issued if the class is cancelled by ADRIA.

    • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 8
    Register

    The potential for conflict is everywhere, and escalation and high conflict behaviours are almost unavoidable for many professionals working in conflict resolution. Mediators, and allied professionals, working with parties involved in potentially high conflict mediations need to understand and manage complexity, emotional intensity, and challenges that may arise during a mediation.

    Using a trauma informed practice perspective, this course prepares mediators to manage aspects of high conflict mediations, including safety screening, dealing with parties experiencing poor mental health, addictions and substance use issues, strong emotions, and challenging behaviours associated with personality disorders.   Mediators will be equipped with the tools to determine whether to proceed and, if so, to mediate what can be high conflict discussions.

    Please click here for full course description/details.

    Option 1: Understanding High Conflict

    Hours: 14 course hours

    Cost: $750 members, $775 ADRIC affiliate members (non-ADRIA, includes course material courier fee), $850 non-members

    In addition to class hours/live sessions, students can expect to spend about 2 hours per week on reading and 1 hour per week on activities to prepare for live sessions

    Includes: Course manual and course videos/links, access to forum, four live sessions

    Requires: Full attendance and participation in all live sessions. A letter of attendance for “Understanding High Conflict” will be issued upon request.

    Pre-requisite: Students must have completed mediation training (preferably interest-based mediation). The expectation is that students are already comfortable mediating, as this course does not teach basic mediation (this is an advanced course).

    Option 2: High Conflict Mediation: Managing Conflict & Complexity in Mediation

    Hours: 28 credit hours

    Cost: $1100 members,  $1125 ADRIC affiliate members (non-ADRIA, includes course material courier fee), $1300 non-members

    Fulfills the requirements for the Separation and Divorce Mediation Certificate Program.         

    In addition to class hours/live sessions, students can expect to spend about 2 hours per week on reading and 1 hour per week on activities to prepare for live sessions.

    Assignments will take approximately 8-12 additional hours – this depends on learning style and on whether you are currently practicing or just starting out. Students will also be required to participate in a 75 minute role-play.

    Includes: Course manual and course videos/links, access to forum, five live sessions, one role-play, coach feedback on role-play and self-assessment assignment, marking of portfolio.

    Requires: Full attendance and participation in all live sessions; completion of all assignments (self-reflection post, role-play and self-assessment, portfolio). A Certificate for “High Conflict Mediation: Managing Conflict & Complexity in Mediation” will be issued upon successful completion of this course. This course is also part of the Separation and Divorce Mediation Certificate Program.

    Pre-requisite: Students must have completed interest-based mediation training. The expectation is that students are already comfortable mediating, as this course does not teach basic mediation (this is an advanced course).

    ____________________________________


    Online Class (login information will be emailed prior to the first class)

    *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available from 9:00 to 12:00 each session without distraction during class time. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

    Option 1 dates: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22

    Attendance for all sessions is mandatory


    Option 2 dates: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, July 20

    Attendance for all sessions is mandatory


    Class Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Registration Deadline: May 11, 2021

    Instructor:  Joanne Munro

    Pre-Course: Once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, the materials will be sent to you, and you will also be given access to the course web page on adralberta.com. You can read the manual, complete the activities in the manual, watch the course videos, and do your 2 forum postings (Introduction Post and Self-Reflection Post – due 48 hours before first live session). 


    Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

    • Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 24
    Register


    An ADRIA Event


    Topic Information: Join Carolyn Mercier, C.Med for a discussion about when to terminate a mediation. More topic details to follow.

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

    This session will be ONLINE ONLY 

    Registration closes one day before session

    You will receive an email with login details prior to the session (contact education@adralberta.com to request details no later than 1 day before session if you do not receive this information).

    If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education@adralberta.com).

    Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.


    • Thursday, June 03, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 14
    Register

    An ADRIA Public Offering



    We all have conflict in our lives.  Whether you deal with others’ conflicts or have your own, becoming skilled in managing it can be a game-changer at home, at work, and at play.  It may be tempting to say that the problem is “other people”, but we cannot change other people more than they want to be changed. Instead, students will learn ways to change what can be changed, the “negotiables”. 

    In this course students will learn the importance of separating the person from the problem and skills that will help them discover previously unimagined possibilities for resolution. 

    OBJECTIVES:
    This course is designed to give you the basic skills you need to more effectively manage conflict, including:

    • Learn to separate the person from the problem, by:
      • understanding your role in conflict
      • learning to frame conversations around resolvable and neutral terms
      • recognizing the difference between your perceived best solution and a wise solution
    • Gain a deeper understanding of your own and other’s needs and motivations, including how to uncover them, through:
      • reflection, active listening, curiosity, and commitment to resolution
    • Find common ground and work towards resolution
    • Practice skills that are essential to conflict resolution, including some of those used by mediators, principled negotiators, and peace builders.

    OUTCOMES:
    This interactive and applied training is designed to get students applying key concepts and practicing conflict management skills from the start of the course, so students will leave the course feeling able to start applying their new skills.

    This course is also available as private training.

    DATES:

    June 3, 4 & 5 (9:00 -12:00)


    COST:

    Early Bird Registration (until May 3rd) $525 + GST

    Regular Registration (after May 3rd): $595 + GST


    INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn Mercier, C.Med


    DETAILS:
    This course may be eligible for the 
    Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



    * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    ADRIA 2021 AGM

    Information & Improv Theatre

    Mark your calendars for June 10th when ADRIA hosts its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 5 to 7pm.  This has been a year like no other, and although our pandemic response was front and centre at last year's AGM, much has transpired since.  ADRIA is YOUR professional association, and both Staff & Board have worked hard this past year to operate safely and strategically, and to re-orientate its services and programs to thrive in a pandemic environment.  Every AGM provides our members with the opportunity to learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing ADR in Alberta, and to influence ADRIA's direction.  As was the case last year, the 2021 AGM will be entirely online with interactive opportunities to engage and ask questions.  Access the link below to register now. 

    Knowing that the year past has been so very challenging, now is the perfect time to be upbeat about our future.  The ADRIA 2021 AGM will mix facts with funny, thanks to the improv talents of Rapid Fire Theatre.  Login at 5pm for an initial taste of what these talented performers will offer, and be assured that they will return to entertain you at the conclusion of the AGM.  ADRIA AGM's are efficient without losing the opportunity to interact and ask questions.  The formal AGM is expected to last for one hour or less, so Rapid Fire will be back online, front and centre, commencing just after 6pm.  This will an AGM like no other, to cap a year like no other.  Plan to attend, to get informed and to share a few laughs by registering now at the link below.     

    5pm - Login & Introductions

    5:10 - A Taste of Rapid Fire

    5:15 - AGM commences

    6:15 or earlier - Rapid Fire Improv Theater

    7pm - AGM concludes

       



    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register
    8:30 am - 11:30 am (evaluated role-plays)

     This course will introduce students to the causes and effects of interpersonal conflict, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of conflict, conflict resolution styles and the cycle of conflict.

    This course is available to ADRIA and ADRIC provincial affiliate members only. Non-ADRIA affiliate members, please email education@adralberta.com to register.

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Online Class (login information will be emailed prior to the first class)

    *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

    Instructor:  Mark Donovan

    Prerequisites: none

    In addition to the group sessions, students will have approximately 3-4 hours of reading and homework per week to prep for the group sessions and role-play. 

    Pre-course – once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, the materials will be sent to you, and you will also be given access to the course web page on adralberta.com. You can read the manual, and begin the course work for the first group session.  

    Week 1:

    Session 1,  Tuesday, July 6, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 2,  Wednesday, July 7, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 3,  Thursday, July 8, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 2:

    Session 4,  Tuesday, July 13, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 5,  Wednesday, July 14, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 6,  Thursday, July 15, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 3:

    Session 7,  Tuesday, July 20, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Session 8,  Wednesday, July 21, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

    Session 9,  Thursday, July 22, 8:30 am - 12 pm

    Week 4:

    Session 10,  Tuesday, July 27, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (longer class, role-plays)

    Session 11,  Wednesday, July 28, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 

    Session 12,  Thursday, July 29, 8:30-11:30 am (evaluated role-plays)


    Course Costs:

    Regular Registration: $2200 + GST



    _________________________________________________________________

    Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • Edmonton
    • 7
    Register

    This course will introduce students to the causes and effects of interpersonal conflict, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of conflict, conflict resolution styles and the cycle of conflict.

    Part 1: July 6, 7 & 8, 2021 (Tues - Thurs)
    Part 2: July 13, 14 & 15, 2021(Tues - Thurs)
    Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1,
    3697 Millwoods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructor: Marne Turbull

    Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

    Prerequisites: none

    Pre-course Reading: You will be sent pre-course reading approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course.  If you have a government email address, consider changing to a personal email address such as gmail, outlook, yahoo, shaw, telus, etc.

    Homework: You will have homework each evening (approx. 2 hours) as well as, in between parts 1 & 2. 

    _________________________________________________________________

    Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full, full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Edmonton
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This nationally accredited Mediation program is designed to prepare learners to effectively facilitate the understanding-based approach to resolve disputes.

    Part 1: July 20, 21 & 22, 2021 (Tues - Thurs)
    Part 2: July 27, 28 & 29, 2021  (Tues - Thurs)
    Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

    Total Credit Hours: 40

    Location
    Millbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Instructor: Jan Gehrke

    Class Times: 8:30am - 5:00 pm daily

    Prerequisites:  Communications in ADR

    Ask us about how this course could meet  CPD requirements for CPHR Alberta.  

    ______________________________________________________________

    You may register without paying up front by choosing the invoice option, up to 30 days before the start of the course .

    Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full, full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.


    • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    • 15
    Register

    An ADRIA Public Offering



    Conflict is everywhere. Whether we think we are always stuck in the mud or able to rise above all the drama, we could all use some tips to better understand conflict.  When we understand conflict (what it is, its value, where it comes from, and tools available), we are better equipped to do something about it and approach it more confidently.  Understanding conflict may seem like “common sense”, but if that were the case we would all be much better at mitigating and managing it. Research shows that humans are less likely to deal with difficult topics they do not feel knowledgeable about.  By building a knowledge base, students will gain a sense of self-efficacy to take the plunge and experience the joys of approaching conflict with confidence.

    Whether you are a professional, in the trades, or in the service industry this course will help develop your interpersonal skills and add to your professional repertoire. This course is suitable for parents, teens, managers and supervisors, boards, committees, and teams.

    OBJECTIVES:

    his interactive course is designed to introduce students to basic conflict concepts, including:

    • what is conflict,
    • the value of conflict,
    • what contributes to conflict,
    • roles in conflict,
    • key components of conflict,
    • transforming conflict into something solvable,
    • and basic takeaways for managing conflict when it inevitably arises.

      OUTCOMES:

      This course is designed to introduce students to new ways of looking at conflict.  With these new understandings, students will be able to approach conflict more confidently and effectively.  Students will have easy-to-use tools that apply to a wide range of conflict situations. 

      This course is also available as private training.

      DATES:

      September 14-15 (9:00 -12:00)


      COST:

      Early Bird Registration (until August 14th) $350 + GST

      Regular Registration (after August 14th): $395 + GST



      INSTRUCTOR: TBA


      DETAILS:
      This course may be eligible for the 
      Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



      * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


      • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
      • (EDT)
      • Friday, September 24, 2021
      • (EDT)
      • Online
               

      NEW ADRIC ONLINE COURSE

      Med-Arb Foundational Workshop

      Med-Arb is becoming an increasingly popular way to resolve disputes. It can be designed to resolve disputes most typically encountered efficiently, effectively and fairly in everyday personal and commercial matters including disputes involving both lower and higher monetary amounts and disputes where relationships are of lesser or greater importance. It can be used in family disputes, commercial disputes, partnership disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, condominium disputes, and many others.

      When designed and conducted appropriately, integrated med-arb can be highly client-centric, fair, effective, and satisfying. On the other hand, if it is inappropriately designed or conducted, it can lead to confusion, frustration, and litigation.

      This med-arb workshop, delivered by Colm Brannigan and Richard Moore, both highly experienced dispute resolution professionals, is an intensive three-day practical immersion in the knowledge and competencies required to run a fair, effective and efficient med-arb process.

      Participants will explore where med-arb fits in to the overall conflict management continuum, how it compares to other dispute resolution processes such as mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and when its use is appropriate.

      Participants will be given a solid theoretical understanding of med-arb and the practical skills and tools to confidently conduct efficient, effective, and fair med-arb hearings.

      Topics covered include: an overview of the med-arb process, the benefits, and challenges of the process, standards of conduct and ethical issues related to the process, the negotiation and drafting of the med-arb agreement, developing a reflective practice, transitioning from mediation to arbitration, how arbitrators make decisions, award writing, and practical professional considerations for the med-arbitrator.

      The workshop will take place in a positive and supportive learning environment using interactive adult teaching methods. All participants will be given opportunities to practice as a med-arbitrator at various stages throughout the med-arb process. Teaching methodologies include short lectures, case studies, demonstrations, small group discussions, interactive exercises, and role plays followed by constructive feedback.

      Whether this is your first foray into the world of Med-Arb or you are well versed in it, you will be able to enhance your practice by taking this unique program which will fulfill the education requirements for the new ADRIC C.Med-Arb designation.

      Who should take this workshop? The workshop will be of interest to practitioners with a wide variety of subject matter expertise including mediators, lawyers, arbitrators, tribunal members and those supporting them, internal conflict management program participants, and anyone wanting to seriously enhance their conflict management and med-arb knowledge and skills.

      Format:  This course will be presented online, through Zoom.

      Required equipment:  The program will be presented through in modules. Attendees need a computer, tablet or phone, an internet connection (wired recommended), a microphone and video camera to be seen or to participate by audio or video.

      Professional Development Accreditation:

      • ADRIC Continuing Education & Engagement (CEE) points:  34
      • Law Society of British Columbia: 10 hours
      • Law Society of New Brunswick: 17 hours
      • Law Society of Saskatchewan: 15.5 hours including 1 Ethics hour
      •  CPD accreditation pending from all Law Societies across Canada

      Dates:

      Day 1:  Tuesday, September 22, 2021     Noon to 6:00 pm ET

      Day 2:  Wednesday, September 23, 2021         Noon to 6:00 pm ET

      Day 3:  Thursday, September 24, 2021              Noon to 5:00 pm ET

      Registration Rates:

      Members: $1200          Non-Members: $1350          applicable taxes extra

      Limited space:  REGISTER NOW!

      Registration deadline: Thursday September 10th at 11:59 pm ET.

      Waiting list:  If registration is full and you would like to be considered for a spot if there is a cancellation, please copy and paste this line to admin@adric.ca

      If there is a cancellation we will send a message to the first person on the waiting list; who will need to respond within 2 hours, in which case we will confirm. If if we do not hear from that person, we will move on to offer it to the next on the waiting list.

      Note:  This course will be presented in English.  We hope to be able to offer this training in French in the new year.  Anyone experienced in Med-Arb and in Adult training and interested to be an instructor, please send a message to admin@adric.ca. We will be in touch in the new year.

       

      Instructors:

      Colm Brannigan, FCIArb, C.Med, C.Arb, Brannigan ADR

       

       

       

      Richard Moore, C.Arb, C.Med, MDR Associates

       

       

       

      CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you must cancel, notice must be received in writing.  All refund requests received up to one week prior to the date of the webinar will receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. Notice must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59pm ET THREE DAYS PRIOR to the date of the webinar to receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee unless we are able to find a replacement for your spot, in which case you will receive a refund less 10% admin fee. We regret there are no refunds available after that point.


      • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • Online
      • 14
      Register

      An ADRIA Public Offering



      One of the most challenging and potentially uncomfortable responsibilities for those who deal with the public is dealing with individuals who exhibit anger or resistance. By following a few simple techniques, you can usually defuse tense situations without incident.

      This course is designed to build an understanding of anger and defusing techniques students can use in their personal and professional lives. Students will practice active listening skills and assertive expression aimed at defusing difficult situations in this interactive course.

      OBJECTIVES:

      This workshop will help you understand the dynamics of anger and will provide you with the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills to verbally defuse situations.

      • Understand the dynamics of anger
      • Reduce the stress level of handling these situations
      • Gain confidence in handling difficult situations
      • Practice defusing difficult and demanding situations
      • Learn communication and assertiveness skills for defusing tense situations
      • Learn verbal/non-verbal techniques for de-escalating anger, hostility and resistance

      OUTCOMES:
      Research shows that when people feel confident in the skills and abilities to deal with a problem, they are more likely to deal with the problem. Confronting angry people can be deeply uncomfortable, but ignoring conflict and anger can lead to escalation and even violence. When people learn about anger and have techniques in their toolbelt, they may become effective interveners when tempers flare.

      • Practice and apply key concepts from the start of the course
      • Students will leave the course feeling able to start applying their new skills.
      • Gain techniques for dealing with anger and defusing situations in non-violent, non-physical ways. 
      • Gain a sense of self-efficacy to defuse anger and hostility.
      • Develop your interpersonal skills and add to your professional repertoire. 
      This course is suitable for a wide range of groups, such as parents, teens, teachers, nurses, doctors, trades people, managers and supervisors, boards, committees, coaches, teams, etc.

      This course is also available as private training. 

      DATE:

      September 22 (9:00 - 12:00)


      COST:

      Early Bird Registration (until August 22nd): $185 + GST

      Regular Registration (after August 22nd): $210 + GST


      DETAILS:
      This course may be eligible for the 
      Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.


      * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


      • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
      • 8:30 AM (MDT)
      • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • Online
      • 2
      Register

       

      This nationally accredited Mediation program is designed to prepare learners to effectively facilitate the understanding-based approach to resolve disputes.

      Online Class (login information will be emailed prior to the first class)

      *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 

      Week 1:

      Session 1,  Tuesday, September 28, 8:30 am - 12 pm

      Session 2,  Wednesday, September 29, 8:30 am - 12 pm

      Week 2:

      Session 3,  Tuesday, October 5, 8:30 am - 12 pm

      Session 4,  Wednesday,October 6, 8:30 am - 12 pm

      Week 3:

      Session 5,   Tuesday, October 12, 8:30 am - 12 pm

      Session 6,   Wednesday,October 13, 8:30 am - 12 pm

      Week 4:

      Session 7,   Tuesday, October 19, 8:30 am - 12 pm

      Session 8,   Wednesday,October 20, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

      Week 5:

      Session 9,  Tuesday, October 268:30 am - 12 pm

      Session 10, Wednesday,October 27. 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

      Week 6:

      Session 11,  Tuesday, November 2, 8:30 am - 12 pm

      Session 12,  Wednesday, November 3, 8:30 am - 11:30 am 

      Attendance for all classes is mandatory

      Total Credit Hours: 40

      Location
      Online

      Instructor:  Mark Donovan

      Prerequisites:  Communications in ADR


      ______________________________________________________________

      You may register without paying up front by choosing the invoice option, up to 30 days before the start of the course .

      Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full, full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.


      • Thursday, September 30, 2021
      • 8:30 AM (MDT)
      • Saturday, October 16, 2021
      • 4:30 PM (MDT)
      • Edmonton
      • 10
      Register


      This course will introduce students to the causes and effects of interpersonal conflict, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of conflict, conflict resolution styles and the cycle of conflict.

      Part 1: September 30, October 1 & 2, 2021 (Thurs - Sat)
      Part 2: October 14, 15 & 16, 2021 (Thurs - Sat)
      Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

      Total Credit Hours: 40

      Location
      Millbourne Market Mall
      #225, Tower 1,
      3697 Millwoods Road NW
      Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

      Instructor:  Marne Turnbull

      Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

      Prerequisites: none

      Pre-course Reading: You will be sent pre-course reading approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course.  If you have a government email address, consider changing to a personal email address such as gmail, outlook, yahoo, shaw, telus, etc.

      Homework: You will have homework each evening (approx. 2 hours) as well as, in between parts 1 & 2. 

      _________________________________________________________________

      Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full, full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.
      • Thursday, October 14, 2021
      • 9:00 AM (MDT)
      • Saturday, October 30, 2021
      • 3:00 PM (MDT)
      • Online
      • 7
      Register

      This course prepares mediators to manage a separation or divorce mediation from the time of initial contact, to creation of a mediated agreement, including parenting plans and child support.

      This course is a part of the ADR Institute of Alberta's Separation & Divorce Mediation Certificate Program.  Please follow this link for certificate information

      *Before the start of Session 3, all students need to have completed the Parenting After Separation course. This free training is a requirement of the Separation & Divorce Mediation: Foundations, Parenting Plans, and Child Support course.

      Please note: the Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict course is recommended, but not required.


      *This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone. 


      Dates:

      October 14-16 (Thursday - Saturday) 

      October 22-23 (Friday - Saturday)

      October 28 - 30 (Thursday - Saturday)


      Attendance for all 8 sessions and completion of all assignments (approximately 8 hours) is required to receive full credit hours .


      Class Times: 

      October 14, 15, 16, 22, 28, 30:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

      October 23: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

      October 29: 9:45 am - 2:15 pm


      Course Cost: $2,000 + GST


      Registration Deadline September 23, 2021

      Total Credit Hours: 40

      Location
      Online

      Instructors: Judith Lake,Joanne Munro & Rachel McDonald

      Prerequisites: National Introductory Mediation or equivalent

      You may register without paying up front by choosing the invoice option. Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot. 

      • Monday, October 18, 2021
      • 9:00 AM (MDT)
      • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • Online
      • 15
      Register

      An ADRIA Public Offering



      Many people confound assertive expression with being aggressive. But this is not the case. Being assertive is about expressing your rights and needs without hindering the rights and needs of others.

      The ability to be assertive, for many, takes practice. But it is practice that is well worth it.

      Assertive communication is about respect for yourself and for those around you with whom you communicate – it shows that you believe what you have to say is important, that you trust them enough to tell them what you need, as well as that you trust them to be able to hear what you have to say. 

      OBJECTIVES:

      This course is designed to give you greater confidence and skill in asserting your ideas, thoughts, and needs.

      • Learn to identify what you really need and then to ask for it.
      • Learn the principles and benefits of Assertive Expression
      • Practice “I Language”, Behaviour Description, as well as giving and receiving feedback in low-stakes and high stakes situations
      • Learn new tools for self-disclosure to balance out conflict conversations and to keep conversations productive
      • Understand the role of anger in conflict and how to use and defuse it

        OUTCOMES:

        Students will have more skills for using assertive communication effectively and will be more confident using these skills in their daily lives, as well as in conflict.  Students will have opportunities to practice skills in ways that give them flexibility for use in their lives.

        This course is also available as private training.

        DATES:

        October 18 & 19 (9:00 -12:00)


        COST:

        Early Bird Registration (until September 18th) $350 + GST

        Regular Registration (after September 18th): $395 + GST



        INSTRUCTOR: TBA


        DETAILS:
        This course may be eligible for the 
        Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



        * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


        • Thursday, October 21, 2021
        • 8:30 AM (MDT)
        • Saturday, November 06, 2021
        • 4:30 PM (MDT)
        • Calgary
        • 12
        Register


        This course will introduce students to the causes and effects of interpersonal conflict, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of conflict, conflict resolution styles and the cycle of conflict.

        Part 1: October 21, 22 & 23, 2021 (Thurs-Sat)
        Part 2: November 4, 5 & 6, 2021 (Thurs-Sat)
        Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

        Total Credit Hours: 40


        Location: WeWork, Floor 23, 150 - 9 Ave. SW


        Instructor:  Jan Gehrke

        Class Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

        Prerequisites: none

        Pre-course Reading: You will be sent pre-course reading approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course. If you have a government email address, consider changing to a personal email address such as gmail, outlook, yahoo, shaw, telus, etc.

        Homework: You will have homework each evening as well as, in between parts 1 & 2.


        _____________________________________________________

        Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full, full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.
        • Thursday, November 18, 2021
        • 8:30 AM (MST)
        • Saturday, December 04, 2021
        • 5:00 PM (MST)
        • Edmonton
        • 7
        Register


        This nationally accredited Mediation program is designed to prepare learners to effectively facilitate the understanding-based approach to resolve disputes.

        Part 1: November 18, 19 & 20, 2021  (Thurs-Sat)
        Part 2: December 2, 3 & 4, 2021 (Thurs-Sat)
        Attendance for all 6 days is mandatory

        Total Credit Hours: 40

        Location
        Millbourne Market Mall
        #225, Tower 1, 3697 Mill Woods Road NW
        Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

        Instructor:  Marne Turnbull

        Class Times: 8:30am - 5:00 pm daily

        Prerequisites:  Communications in ADR


        ______________________________________________________________

        You may register without paying up front by choosing the invoice option, up to 30 days before the start of the course .

        Full payment is due 30 days before class starts, unless the course is full. If the course is full, full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.


        • Thursday, November 18, 2021
        • 9:00 AM (MST)
        • Saturday, November 20, 2021
        • 12:00 PM (MST)
        • Online
        • 15
        Register

        An ADRIA Public Offering



        We all have conflict in our lives.  Whether you deal with others’ conflicts or have your own, becoming skilled in managing it can be a game-changer at home, at work, and at play.  It may be tempting to say that the problem is “other people”, but we cannot change other people more than they want to be changed. Instead, students will learn ways to change what can be changed, the “negotiables”. 

        In this course students will learn the importance of separating the person from the problem and skills that will help them discover previously unimagined possibilities for resolution. 

        OBJECTIVES:
        This course is designed to give you the basic skills you need to more effectively manage conflict, including:

        • Learn to separate the person from the problem, by:
          • understanding your role in conflict
          • learning to frame conversations around resolvable and neutral terms
          • recognizing the difference between your perceived best solution and a wise solution
        • Gain a deeper understanding of your own and other’s needs and motivations, including how to uncover them, through:
          • reflection, active listening, curiosity, and commitment to resolution
        • Find common ground and work towards resolution
        • Practice skills that are essential to conflict resolution, including some of those used by mediators, principled negotiators, and peace builders.

        OUTCOMES:
        This interactive and applied training is designed to get students applying key concepts and practicing conflict management skills from the start of the course, so students will leave the course feeling able to start applying their new skills.

        This course is also available as private training.

        DATES:

        November 18, 19, 20 (9:00 -12:00)


        COST:

        Early Bird Registration ( until October 18th): $525 + GST

        Regular Registration (after October 18th): $595 + GST



        INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn Mercier, C.Med


        DETAILS:
        This course may be eligible for the 
        Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) if taken in combination with other courses (CAJG approved courses or combination of courses must be 21 hours in length). Please consult the CAJG website.



        * This course is not designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Mediation. For more information on ADRIA's Mediation training, please click here first, or contact education@adralberta.com.


        • Thursday, December 09, 2021
        • 9:00 AM (MST)
        • Saturday, December 11, 2021
        • 5:00 PM (MST)
        • Millbourne Market Mall #225, Tower 1, 3697 Millwoods Road NW Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6
        • 8
        Register

        Students can choose to take the one-day Restorative Justice course, the two-day Peacemaking Circles course, or take both (Restorative Practices). 

        Part 1 - Restorative Justice

        This one-day introduction to Restorative Justice and its application in the criminal justice system provides an overview of the values, goals and principles guiding victim-offender dialogue.

        December 9, 2021 (Thursday)

        Total Credit Hours: 7

        Location: 

        Millbourne Market Mall
        #225, Tower 1,
        3697 Millwoods Road NW
        Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

        Instructor: Joanne Munro

        Class Times:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        Prerequisites: None

        Recommended Reading:  The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr

        Part 2 - Peacemaking Circles

        This two-day training will provide participants with an overview of how peacemaking circles are being used in a wide variety of settings to restore workplaces, families, faith groups, schools and non-profit organizations, to name just a few. Participants will learn how to design proactive and responsive circles and will have the opportunity to co-facilitate a circle.

        August December 10 & 11, 2021 (Friday-Saturday)

        Total Credit Hours: 14

        Prerequisites: None

        Recommended Reading:  The Little Book of Circle Processes by Kay Pranis

      Your source for ADR information and expertise.
      Alberta's association of mediators and arbitrators. 

      Our main office is located in Edmonton:

      #225, Tower 1
      3697 Mill Woods Road NW 
      Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

      Contact Us:

      Toll Free: 1-800-232-7214
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